週二, 27 六月 2017

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Halloween (萬聖節)

Halloween decorations are generally divided into two categories: cute Halloween decor or horror Halloween decor.

    • (Food type) pumpkin, candy, cupcake, grimace biscuits,
    • (Character type) the devil, bloody devil, bloody hands, bloody feet, blood baby, Witch, Frankenstein, grimace, mummies, zombies
    • (Animal type) spiders, black cats, bats
    • (Object type) blood-stained cloth, cobwebs, graves, blood, masks, wigs, coffin, lanterns, magic tree, the moon
    • (On behalf of the color) orange, black, white, green

In addition to the above Halloween decorations, there are many fine gifts for distribution or items that can be worn for dress-up parties. Halloween is a more Western-oriented festivals, many western or westernized countries will also have a series of festive decoration during the time. In fact, Hong Kong has gradually started to celebrate this festival, and launched a number of theme parties.

Halloween (or Hallowe’en) is a holiday celebrated on October 31. It has roots in the Celtic festival of Samhain and the Christian holy day of All Saints. It is largely a secular celebration, but some Christians and Pagans have expressed strong feelings about its religious overtones. Irish immigrants carried versions of the tradition to North America during Ireland\\''s Great Famine of 1846. The day is often associated with the colors orange and black, and is strongly associated with symbols such as the jack-o\\''-lantern. Halloween activities include trick-or-treating, ghost tours, bonfires, costume parties, visiting haunted attractions, carving jack-o\\''-lanterns, reading scary stories, and watching horror movies.

Halloween Services

We specialize in magnificent commercial holiday decor for cities and shopping centers. Decorations create happiness for our city and it plays an very important role to keep Hong Kong looking good!!

* Brainstorm Front Ideas (建立最開始的設計概念)
* Skyline Decorations (天花或向天的裝飾物料)
* Low Level Decor (比較低的裝飾物料)
* Festive Light Displays (節日燈飾安裝)
* Figurines/Props (立體物件/道具)
* Silkscreen Banners (絲印橫額)
* Digital Banners (數碼橫額)

 

What is Halloween

The history of Halloween can be traced back 2,000 years. It was during these ancient times in Europe that the Celts celebrated the beginning of winter on the evening of October 31st. November 1st was the first day of their new year and it also marked the first day of winter. They believed that death was strongly linked to the long and bitter winter. The Celts thought that during the winter the dead and the living existed simultaneously because it was on this day that the dead roamed the earth. Samhain was the name they gave to their celebration of the dead on the evening of October 31st.

However, when Christians began to gain authority in the 800s, the history of Halloween was forever changed; November 1st became known as All Saints Day or All-Hallows. It is believed that the Christians slightly altered the holiday into a church related celebration, honoring deceased saints. Not unlike Celtic tradition though, the Christians too honored the dead on this day. The evening of October 31st soon became known as All-Hallows Eve and was eventually changed to Halloween.

Development of artifacts and symbols associated with Halloween formed over time. For instance, the carving of jack-o''-lanterns springs from the souling custom of carving turnips into lanterns as a way of remembering the souls held in purgatory.The turnip has traditionally been used in Ireland and Scotland at Halloween,but immigrants to North America used the native pumpkin, which are both readily available and much larger – making them easier to carve than turnips. The American tradition of carving pumpkins is recorded in 1837 and was originally associated with harvest time in general, not becoming specifically associated with Halloween until the mid-to-late 19th century.

The imagery of Halloween is derived from many sources, including national customs, works of Gothic and horror literature (such as the novels Frankenstein and Dracula), and classic horror films (such as Frankenstein and The Mummy).[10] Among the earliest works on the subject of Halloween is from Scottish poet John Mayne in 1780, who made note of pranks at Halloween; "What fearfu'' pranks ensue!", as well as the supernatural associated with the night, "Bogies" (ghosts), influencing Robert Burns'' Halloween 1785. Elements of the autumn season, such as pumpkins, corn husks, and scarecrows, are also prevalent. Homes are often decorated with these types of symbols around Halloween.

Halloween imagery includes themes of death, evil, the occult, or mythical monsters. Black and orange are the holiday''s traditional colors.

 

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